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Old 03-12-2003, 06:52 AM   #1
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MPlayer installing problems

Ok, I'm a Linux newbie and just installed RedHat 8.0 to my computer. I've managed to figure everything else out, but I'm having problems installing/running MPlayer...

I downloaded and installed all the required rpm-packeges, but when I try to run the program with the "gmplayer"-command, I get the following message:

Using GNU internationalization
Original domain: messages
Original dirname: /usr/share/locale
Current domain: mplayer
Current dirname: /usr/share/locale

MPlayer 0.90rc4-RPM-3.1 (C) 2000-2003 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS)

CPU: Intel (Family: 8, Stepping: 4)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with Runtime CPU Detection - WARNING - this is not optimal!
To get best performance, recompile MPlayer with --disable-runtime-cpudetection
Reading config file /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf
Reading config file /home/Tuomas/.mplayer/config
[cfg] read config file: /home/Tuomas/.mplayer/gui.conf
Reading config file /home/Tuomas/.mplayer/gui.conf: No such file or directory
vo: X11 running at 1280x1024 with depth 16 and 16 bpp (":0" => local display)
Reading /home/Tuomas/.mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open '/home/Tuomas/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: 50 audio & 135 video codecs
font: can't open file: /home/Tuomas/.mplayer/font/font.desc
font: can't open file: /usr/share/mplayer/font/font.desc
Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system startup scripts.
Using usleep() timing
Can't open input config file /home/Tuomas/.mplayer/input.conf : No such file or directory
Input config file /etc/mplayer/input.conf parsed : 52 binds
SKIN dir 1: '/home/Tuomas/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 2: '/usr/share/mplayer/Skin'
[skin] file ( /usr/share/mplayer/Skin/default/skin ) not found.
Skin not found ( default ).

What's wrong? Or are there any better programs to view mpg and avi files?

Last edited by Tuomas; 03-12-2003 at 07:00 AM.
Old 03-12-2003, 07:03 AM   #2
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well just like error message clearly says, it can't find the default skin... install the mplayer-skin package, if it is already installed check where they have been installed to.
Old 03-12-2003, 07:13 AM   #3
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Hmm, I tought I had the default skin package already installed... Well, I installed it again and now it seems to be working.

Thanks for the help.


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